That’s a mouthful!
I like going because I get to see teachers out of their somewhat restrictive in-school environment. There are no children to be seen! They are relaxed.
The School of the Year (it’s really not called that, but that’s what it is) was the Ivy Drive School in Bristol. They must have brought 100 teachers and administrators. They were loud. They were celebrating. Good for them. Well deserved.
Each school represented has some program or activity that makes it special. I suspect the parents and students of those schools don’t totally understand how lucky they are.
I spent a few minutes thanking the teachers for helping my daughter learn to speak and sound intelligent. That was a grade school takeaway for her. It is among her most valuable assets (and used today on a job interview).
Kids are like putty when at elementary school age. The responsibility placed on these teachers can’t be overemphasized.